Would it still happen? At the end of 2023, Apple will finally move with the times and say goodbye to the lightning port on the iPhone and replace it with a USB-C.
At least, that’s what our favorite Apple analyst writes Ming-Chi Kuo today on Twitter. The rumors have been going around since 2017, but now all signals really seem to be on the green for the iPhone manufacturer to keep up with the times. In more than 1.5 years anyway…
Kuo writes that 2H23 (2nd half 2023) the latest iPhone will then no longer have a lightning port, but a state of the art USB-C port. At least that is the case now, we hope for Apple that by the end of next year it will not be so far in the future that the standard has already changed again.
Just to refresh your memory, we are still waiting for the iPhone 14, but this will probably be the iPhone 15. Number 15 will then be the first with a USB-C port. Kuo is excited, because a USB-C port means faster charging and better data transfer.
You have to be patient for a while and until then you will at least need an expensive USB-C to USB adapter to connect your brand new iPhone with old lightning port to your trendy MacBook Pro. We keep our fingers crossed, but we have to see it first and then believe it!